My fascination for typography and craft has brought me to the Graphic Workshop Amsterdam, where I learned typesetting. It is fascinating to experience how much effort it takes to put together just one sentence. Or how important kerning is or how much arithmetic it takes to form a longer text. Although editing text on the computer is much faster and more efficient, I find it very important to better understand the history of typography by experiencing it myself. And there is nothing better than enjoying beautiful physical letters in your hands.
Making an alternative poster for my old performance 'Geranos'.
When you step into the workshop with a design made in Illustrator, you encounter harsh reality. There are, of course, far fewer typefaces available than on your computer, so improvisation is key.
Design was inspired by John Cage and Fluxus movement.
Quote from 'The Garden of Forking Paths' by Jorge Luis Borges.
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